Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Foreign Extra Stout is brewed with generous hops and roasted barley for a bittersweet balance and full-flavored, natural bite. Developed for global export from Ireland, the addition of extra hops ensured this Stout would arrive in perfect condition. Today it is enjoyed by millions around the world.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guiness Foreign Extra Stout pours a very dark brown/ not quite black color with a thick milk chocolate colored head from a brown 330 ml bottle. Dark malts are present in the aroma. Lots of dark malt in the flavor, even a hint of caramel. Definitely stronger than the original in both flavor and alcohol. Sweeter too. This bottle came from the Caribbean. Definitely worth a try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally had the chance to try this one on St. Patrick's day.

This one pours a thick ebony with a dense, tan head that maintains its body through to the end.

Smell is of roasted malts with hints of coffee and molasses.

Taste is as the smell along with a bit of astringency. Body is pretty full and the alcohol, while present, takes a back seat and allows the malt to steal the show. There is a bit of creamyness in the texture as well which round out the experience quite pleasant.

Overall, this is a fantastic offering. Has to be the best Irish stout I have had. Miles ahead of any other offering by Guinness, that's for sure. Definitely worth trying if you could get your hands on it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Ebony, very slight red around the edges when held up to the light. Really dense and rocky head that takes a while to die down. Decent lacing.

S: Complex. Mocha ish... chocolate and slight coffee, molasses, a bit roasty, slight fruit, slightly metallic, and a touch of a alcohol. Very nice.

T: The taste is virtually identical to the aroma, but a little more emphasis on the bitter dark roast coffee taste in the finish. The alcohol blends in well and adds a slight warmness. Very complex with all the flavors perfectly balanced.

M: Medium body, well carbonated (just right), and very drinkable.

Overall: I don't care for Guinness, but this.... well, this was just delightful.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into standard pint form Ninkasi. Room temp bottle poured into ice cold glass.

A: Good and dark with 3 fingers of rocky tan head. Pretty typical of Guiness. Doesn't scream "DRINK ME!" but certainly looks tasty. Leaves decent lacing.

S: Dark malt and a slight metallic smell reminds me of canned black olives. Bit of alcohol on the nose.

T: Much much much richer than Guiness Draft. Quite dry. The taste is similar to the nose but without the metallic. Very first note is a touch of alcohol, Dark malt hits after you take your lips from the glass, follows up with bitter hops that comes in two waves. First hop wave is quite aromatic, a little grassy and has a fresher taste than most dark beers. The second hop wave is the the bitterness, sits on the sides of the tongue as the drink goes down and reminds you that you just had a drink of beer. Alcohol warming follows up. Better than Draft.

M: Medium body, feels a lot like Draft but even smoother. Enjoyable for sure.

O: I like this beer. Typical of Guiness, a good dry stout but nothing to write home about. But this has a richer fuller flavor than Draft making it a better stout. Sometimes you are just in the mood for a Guiness, this is the one I will go to when I have that feeling.

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